Resources

Guides, reports, and more to help you elevate the status of DSPs

The National Alliance For Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has compiled a number of resources to assist direct support professionals, people receiving services, family members, human service organizations, state/national associations, and more. These include guides, reports, toolkits, and more that cover a variety of topics related to the direct support professional workforce.

Code of Ethics

The NADSP Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a straightforward and relevant guide for DSPs as they resolve the ethical dilemmas they face every day.

Competency Areas

The NADSP Competency Areas offer DSPs the opportunity to address challenges, work on issues identified by the person they support, or assist someone in pursuing a goal.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Campaign

The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is conducting a comprehensive campaign across the country to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among direct support professionals (DSPs).

Let's Talk: Understanding Transference and Countertransference in the Direct Support Profession

Let’s Talk: Understanding Transference and Countertransference in the Direct Support Profession

This month's International Journal for Direct Support Professionals author, Scott Robins discusses the importance of understanding our role as direct ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Aaron Van Beest

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Aaron Van Beest

Congratulations to Aaron Van Beest who has been selected as the January 2023 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We ...
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News: Happy Fourth Birthday NADSP E-Badge Academy

News: Happy Fourth Birthday NADSP E-Badge Academy

Today marks four years since the launch of the NADSP E-Badge Academy. It has been an incredible four years marked ...
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Virtual Training: How to be a DEI Changemaker as a Direct Service Professional

Virtual Training: How to be a DEI Changemaker as a Direct Service Professional

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion continue to remain a priority for human services organizations throughout the country, and the more it ...
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The Year in Review – The Year Ahead

The Year in Review – The Year Ahead

Happy New Year to you all. The NADSP has just closed the book on the most transformative year in our ...
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International Journal: Understanding Transference and Countertransference in the Direct Support Profession

International Journal: Understanding Transference and Countertransference in the Direct Support Profession

In this article the author discusses the importance of understanding our role as direct support professionals when it comes to ...
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International Journal: Holiday Tips 2.0

International Journal: Holiday Tips 2.0

As we are approaching another holiday season with uncertainty about what is safe for those we support, we want to ...
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News: New York Credentialing Pilot Leadership Update

News: New York Credentialing Pilot Leadership Update

Greetings and Happy Holidays, My name is Joe Macbeth and I’m the President and Chief Executive Officer at the National ...
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Elevate The Status Of DSPs Through 2023 NADSP Membership

Elevate The Status Of DSPs Through 2023 NADSP Membership

As you all know, there are a seemingly endless number of complex issues affecting direct support professionals (DSPs), from high ...
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Frontline Initiative: DSPs Supporting Peoples' Employment

Frontline Initiative: DSPs Supporting Peoples’ Employment

This issue of Frontline Initiative is on direct support professionals (DSPs) supporting people’s employment. Many people with disabilities experience barriers ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Nicole Swartz

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Nicole Swartz

Congratulations to Nicole Swartz who has been selected as the December 2022 NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month.We are ...
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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply Today for the 2023 Moving Mountains Award

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Apply Today for the 2023 Moving Mountains Award

Through a partnership of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP), the Research and Training Center on Community Living ...
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